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Spring is here + Project Simplify: Paper Clutter

2011 March 21
by Justine

Spring cleaning is in order.

Happy Spring! It’s officially here, and with all the turmoil around the planet these days, lord knows we need it. I was able to spend an entire day cleaning up the yard, planting seeds, and visiting Seattle Tilth’s Edible Plant Sale.

I came home with a blueberry plant, a sage plant, and some beautiful violas. Just what the doctor ordered. In addition to that, my yard is now virtually free of dead leaves, and is being replaced with the beautiful green of Spring. Check out my peas!

Peas are looking healthy!Eye of the Tiger Violas

If you saw my Project Simplify: the Bedroom post from last week, you know I’ve been following Simple Mom’s challenge to eliminate clutter. This week entailed tackling my most dreaded and rapidly accumulating clutter: paperwork. Though I’m fairly organized when it comes to paperwork, I’ll admit the piles had recently grown out of control. Here’s a portion of what I started with:The teetering paper stack. Yikes.

Who knows what's in here? Not me.Papers being sortedLots of recycling. Perhaps it's time to make some seed paper!Success! Chad and I both have our own inboxes now.

Everything filed in its home:The large filing cabinet.
The small filing cabinet.

Finally my workspace is clear.
Space to work

Have you done any Spring cleaning yet?

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  1. March 21, 2011

    i’m envious of your files, so nice and neat! :) what kind of blueberry plant did you get?

    • Justine permalink*
      March 21, 2011

      Thanks, Britt! Ever since I read Getting Things Done by David Allen, my files are much more organized.

      At the plant sale I bought a Jubilee blueberry—a friend for the Bluejay bush I was given as a gift. :)

      • March 21, 2011

        i’ll have to check out that book, my paper piles are getting out of hand! two blueberry bushes are definitely better than one. :)

  2. March 25, 2011

    Isn’t that viola called something like ‘Tiger’s Eye?’ It’s beautiful whatever it’s called!

    • Justine permalink*
      March 26, 2011

      Yes, or “Eye of the Tiger”. I love it, especially now that it has many more blooms!

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